Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.
The Black Country Ring itself:
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 75.281 miles, 79 locks, 3 movable bridges and 1.5 tunnels. Which will take 6 days, 4 hours and 25 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.
Departure Point: Stone, Staffordshire
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 94.931 miles, 91 locks, 3 movable bridges and 1.5 tunnels. Which will take 8 days, 0 hours and 40 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.
The Black Country Ring offers a great mix of industrial heritage, modern developments and tranquil countryside. From the hustle and bustle of Birmingham to the wildlife haven of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal: the Black Country Ring will be an experience you’ll never forget.
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Useful youtube videos covering some or all of this route.
46. Central Birmingham to the suburbs, on the Birmingham and Worcester, and the Stratford Canal.
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Please note: These are independent youtube video, and not affiliated with or endorsing our business Roam&Roost Canal Boat Holidays
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